Certification Scheme Committee

MSSC's Certification Scheme Committee (CSC) and respective National Experts Panels (NEPs) for Production and Logistics are responsible for ensuring that the CPTAE and CLTAE programs adhere to ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024.  The NEPs review the national standards and assessment annually to keep them current with industry best practice.  The CSC determines the policies and procedures under which the certifications are administered and awarded.  

Qualifications: NEP and CSC members must have at least five years of direct industry or industrial training experience in manufacturing and/or logistics.  The must have direct knowledge of the experience and qualifications for frontline workers in their respective fields.  Members may be specialist in more than one certification area (e.g., safety, quality control, production processes, transportation, etc.)

Process: Standards are reviewed annually by subject matter experts from all sectors of manufacturing and logistics.  The data is collected and reviewed by the panels in October.  If substantive changes are made, a new series of standards will be issued and the certification assessments will be reviewed to determine if item changes are required.  The assessment items are also reviewed annually by the NEPs to ensure that the certifications remain up-to-date with current industry practice.

CSC Chairman

John Rauschenberger, Ph.D.
Ford Motor Company (Ret.)

*Denotes CSC membership 

National Experts Panel – Production

National Experts Panel – Logistics


Sandra Everett*
Manager, Technical Projects & Training
Lorain County Community College


Marcia Brown*
Business Development Liaison
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas

Marylin Barger*
Executive Director
Florida Advanced Technological Education Center

Dennis Battistella*
Director of Workforce Development
South Florida Manufacturers Association

Thomas Bright*
Quality Training Systems

Charles J. Cavaleri
Technical Training Engineer
Intel Corporation

Kathy Clayton
MSSC Training

Tom Conway
Regional Program Manager
Blue Green Alliance

Mary Ann Craft
Human Resources Manager
US Engine Valve

Michael Dean
Contract Support and Business Development Analyst
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Sam Deckich
Program Lead
Community Learning Center

R. Sean Dewitt
Engineering Coordinator / Wire-Forms
Myers Spring Company, Inc.

Therese Domoe
Professional Trainer

Michael Ennis
Manufacturing Engineer
Harris Government Communications Systems

Tom Gannon
Manufacturing Specialist
AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

Larry Geczy
Maricopa Skill Center

Frank Gulley
MSSC Instructor
Ivy Tech Community College

John Harris
Assistant Professor
Ivy Tech Community College

Bruce Hesher
Assistant Professor- Engineering Tecnology
Brevard Community College

Judi Hughes
Sr. Instructor/ Designer
Westinghouse Electric Company

James Hyder
Module Team Training Leader
Intel Corporation

John Knippen
Manufacturing Academy Program Coordinator
Workforce Development, Inc.

Steven Kullberg
Director of Operations
Florida’s Natural Growers

Kenneth Krauss
V.P. Operations
U.S. Axle Inc.

Gary Marker
Training Specialist
Polk State College – Corporate College

Roy McCormes
Counselor of Special Projects
Tarrant County College

Cathy Metcalf
Executive Director
AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

Rebecca S. Morris*
Performance Development Network

Walter Oakley
Project Manager
Tooling & Manufacturing Association

Susan J. Parbs
Chief Steward
UAW Local 469/Master Lock Co.

Valentina Petreska
Program Chair, Advanced Manufacturing
Ivy Tech Community College

Jeffrey Richardson
MSSC Instructor
Loraine County Community College

Edward Riffe*
Industrial Trainer Adult Workforce Education
Butler Technology and Career Development Schools    

Eric Roe
Employ Florida Banner Center for Manufacturing

Randal Saathoff
MSSC Master Trainer

Robert Sheppard
Plant Superintendent
Pioneer Products

Mark Skidmore*
MSSC Master Trainer

Stephanie Stalmah
Program Director
Institute for Career Development

Eli Torres
Technical Support Manager
Rockwell Collins Inc.

Vearl Turnpaugh*
Executive Director, Adv. Manuf. Initiatives
Ivy Tech Community College

Michael Ulmer
Program Chair – Industrial Technology
Ivy Tech Community College

Sylvia Wetzel*
Chief Learning Officer
Bison Gear and Engineering

Susan Zimmer
Technical Project Manager
Saddleback Colleg

William Bennett
NRTC Director

Ron Bernard
Leicht Transfer & Storage
Control Center Manager

Charles Busby*
SRH Consulting

Bud Cohan
Cols State Community College
Adjunct Professor

Phillip Cohen
San Jacinto College
International Business & Trade Instructor

Joe Crosswell
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
Manufacturing Specialist

Dorothy Cunningham
Warehouse Manager

Dennis Fisher
Basic Busines Services

Jennifer Fortune
Celadon Inc
Site Manager, Celadon Dedicated Services

Daniel L. Gardner
VP of Sales and Marketing
ATC Logistics & Electronics

Leslie Gardner
University of Indianapolis
Professor of Mathematics

Marshal Gartenlaub*
San Bernardino Community College

Joanne Gorski
Fox Valley Technical College

Angela Hansen
Logistics Instructor

Paul Hess
Clipper Windpower
Corporate Training Supervisor

Aronzo Holland
Mays Chemical Company, Inc
Fleet Manager

Layth Hussain*
Belkin Logistics
General Manager

Gartha Ingram III
Indianapolis Private Industry Council
VP Operations & Strategic Development

Wayne Jackson
Production Operation
Sr. Manager Warehouse Operation

Bela Jobb
Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center
Material Handling Instructor

Michael Johl
Michael A. Johl, LLC

Howard Johnson
Banner Center for Manufacturing
Banner Center Coordinator

Kim Johnson
Kirkwood Community College
Associatie Vice President, Continuing Educ

Wayne Kline
Polk State College
Program Manager

Cory Lane
CLC, Inc.

Ronald Madrid
Pueblo Community College

Davis Moore
Trade and Industrial Career Specialist
Indiana Department of Education

Gregory Mays
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Managing Director – Global Cargo Operations

Rebecca Morris*
Performance Learning Solutions
Professional Coach

Scott Norton
Texarkana College
Director of Workforce Development

Serena Peeler
Polk County Schools

Jeff Piela
Cuyahoga Community College
Program Manager

Robert Pinder
Roche Diagnostics

David Rubright
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute
Workforce Education Coordinator

Fred Schmdt
Tarrant County College

John Shaner
Materials Management Instructor
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

Page Siplon
Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics
Executive Director

Jim Sudela
Northern Brazoria County Education
Director of Operations

Wayne Thompson
Blackhawk Technical College

Rodney Turrubiates
HR Director


Rosemary Van Treeck
Gateway Technical College

Matthew Waltman
Keystone Job Corps Center
CTST Supervisor

Jim Ward
Applied Data Consultants

Andrew Wermes
Iowa Department of Education
Consultant, Career and Technical Sciences

Cliff Westbrook
Westbrook Navigator
Lean Manufacturing Consultant